Hope of new transport links as consultation held on plans for Dundee homes

A woman looks at the plans

Detailed plans to build new family homes in Dundee have been revealed at a public consultation.

The event allowed people to look at proposals by Kirkwood Homes for 150 three, four and five-bedroom properties, which would be built on land just off the A92 at Linlathen Road in Broughty Ferry.

Of the 150 homes, 30 would be terraced or semi-detached and 120 would be detached.

Previously, concerns had been raised by locals over the increasing population possibly affecting local schools’ capacities and medical practices.

Pete Gilmartin, 47, who attended the public consultation, said: “I came along to the consultation as I am in the very early stages of considering moving house.

“I understand some locals’ concerns.

“Where will the kids go to school and which doctor surgeries will new residents go to?”

Another local resident, who stays in a flat just south of the development, said: “I think this will be very good for the local community.

One of the plans on display at the public consultation on the proposed housing.

“I bought my flat with the knowledge that the land could be developed on so I had always hoped it would bring new facilities to the area.

“I hope if the new housing goes ahead it will bring new transport links.

“At the moment there is no bus link up to our area so they would definitely need to look at bringing one in.”

Following the consultation, Kirkwood Homes is inviting locals to give their views on the proposed plans either by letter or email by December 8.

A follow-up public exhibition will take place in January.

A spokesman for Kirkwood Homes said: “Despite the weather, we were delighted to welcome more than 90 attendees to the exhibition and we were really encouraged by the interest shown by both local residents and potential home buyers, showing evidence of a real demand for this type of development.

“By bringing forward these proposals in line with the emerging local development plan, we are ensuring the a successful delivery alongside the aspirations of the council and any potential impacts to the local schools and infrastructure.”

The spokesman added: “We will now review all the feedback received, and look forward to presenting our final proposals at our second event in January.”

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